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New York Knicks 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Four Edition

The field has been cut to the Final Four in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Before the madness sways opinions, what might the New York Knicks look to do in the 2017 NBA Draft? The New York Knicks are nearing the end of a disastrous season that’s created a needed window of opportunity. While it’s certainly fair […] New York Knicks 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Four Edition - Daily Knicks...
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25 minutes ago

New York Knicks: Where Were The Starters When NYK Needed Them?

The New York Knicks seem to have saved their best for last, but where were the starters before this brief late-season resurgence? You can either love them or hate them. The New York Knicks continue to trudge forward through the scrutiny, rumors, “in-fighting,” losing streaks, and, most recently, an out of character victory with exemplary […] New York Knicks: Where Were The...
Via Daily Knicks
2 hours ago

Knicks 109, Pistons 95: ‘Just when I thought the Knicks were finally doing something right’

They won. It is what it is. "Droll thing life is — that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of unextinguishable regrets." — Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness It is far too late in the season for the 2016-17 Knicks to learn lessons about themselves, to...
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3 hours ago

Knicks finally show the kind of heart NCAA brought to Garden

Perhaps some of the residue from last weekend’s NCAA East Regional rubbed off on the Knicks after South Carolina used their locker room while earning its first ever trip to the Final Four. Watching a bunch of college kids playing with heart and passion in games where every point and possession mattered was exhilarating. Cheers...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Knicks rookie’s slump could cost him chance to represent country

With his midseason dip, there could be a movement by Knicks brass to foil Mindaugas Kuzminskas’ grand plan of playing for the Lithuanian national team in the prestigious European Championships. The national team’s training camp begins in late July. The event starts in late August, brushing close to the start of NBA training camp. Kuzminskas...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Knicks 109, Pistons 95: Scenes from a shockingly easy New York victory

I thought the Knicks could win; I never expected this. Oh sweet tank, why hast thou forsaken us? The Knicks stomped a mudhole in the buttockses of a reeling Pistons team, 109-95. Man, it sure fun to watch the ‘Bockers — especially the youngsters — play strong basketball on both sides of the court. Derrick Rose played one of his finest all-around games of the season, dishing...
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14 hours ago

The Knicks are hectically rushing Joakim Noah ‘back’

The Knicks can’t wait for center Joakim Noah to practice again. With an urgency to get his drug-suspension clock to start ticking, Noah huddled with Knicks doctors Monday night in an attempt to get him to be cleared for Tuesday’s practice. If cleared, the Knicks will lobby for the NBA to have his 20-game suspension...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shined In Elite Eight

The New York Knicks need a perimeter complement to Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez. Which 2017 NBA Draft prospects impressed in the Elite Eight? The 2017 NBA Draft projects to be one of the most influential events in recent league history. There are a deep crop of star-caliber prospects at the top of the draft, as […] New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shined...
Via Daily Knicks
21 hours ago

Walt Frazier: Old-school NBA players don’t like stars resting

Hall of Fame point guard-turned-color commentator Walt “Clyde” Frazier sees a generational divide when it comes to the issue of star players resting.In an interview with Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune that ran on Friday, the New York Knicks legend offered his two cents on the NBA’s recent trend of maintenance days.“Us old-school guys, we don’t like it,” said the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for taking supplement that will be legal next year

New Yorks Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for an over-the-counter supplement banned bt the league’s current collective bargaining ageement, the NBA announced Saturday.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the news early Saturday morning.In a few ways, Noah’s suspension is kind of amusing.For one thing, Noah...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violation of NBA’s anti-drug policy

A bad season just got worse for New York Knicks big man Joakim Noah.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported late on Friday that Noah has been suspended for 20 games due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy. The former Defensive Player of the Year is said to have tested positive for a banned over-the-counter supplement.Noah, 32, was averaging 5.0 points, 8.7 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley mad at Patrick Ewing for not reaching out following MSG incident

Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing were teammates for 10 years as members of the New York Knicks. So it’s not surprising to learn Oakley is upset his old playing partner didn’t reach out to him following his much publicized incident at Madison Square Garden earlier this season.“I’m hurting because he didn’t call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years,” Oakley...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose says money not a priority in free agency: ‘I want to win’

Derrick Rose will become a free agent for the first time in his career this coming offseason. Despite the New York Knicks star’s contention earlier this season that he would seek a max deal, Rose now claims that money alone isn’t the main factor that will determine his future.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Should the New York Knicks ditch Phil Jackson's Triangle?

SNY's Daily News Live panel debates whether the New York Knicks should keep the triangle offense philosophy of Phil Jackson or abandon it for next season.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks were more free-flowing before triangle emphasis

Carmelo Anthony has once again implied that he is not pleased with the direction the New York Knicks are taking.Anthony was critical of the Knicks’ abrupt shift back to the triangle offense mid-season, saying he felt the Knicks struggled to adjust after playing a more fluid game early in the season.“I think everybody was trying to figure everything out, what was going to work...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
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Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will run triangle ‘exclusively’ next season

The New York Knicks will be exclusively running the triangle offense next season, according to head coach Jeff Hornacek.“Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it,” states Newsday report from Al IannazzoneThe Knicks have gone...
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WATCH: Speed Drills with Justin Holiday: Family competition, breakfast for dinner, favorite App, and more!

Knicks.com's Jonah Ballow puts Justin Holiday on the hot seat and asks about the family competition, most admired athlete, favorite App, and more on this episode of Speed Drills presented by Dunkin Donuts!
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks to reduce Carmelo Anthony’s minutes, finally looking toward the future

The New York Knicks finally have the right idea.With in the past few days we’ve chronicled the odd situation around the team, highlighted by head coach Jeff Hornacek saying he wouldn’t bench starters, per ESPN’s Ian Begley: “Jeff Hornacek says he plans to play his veterans for the rest of the year unless he gets a directive from management to do otherwise.”Apparently Hornacek...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson honors the late Jerry Krause with touching statement

New York Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations and former Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson issued a touching statement upon the death of his former colleague, Jerry Krause.In part, the statement reads “it was no secret that [Krause] built the dynasty in Chicago.” This is notable because Jackson and Krause had a notably toxic relationship, especially toward the end...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks ‘committed’ to moving Carmelo in offseason

The New York Knicks reportedly have conceded the Carmelo Anthony Era is at its end and intend to move the superstar in the coming offseason.Reports that Anthony, despite his no-trade clause, may be on his way out of New York have been occurring for seasons now. And speculation grew in intensity leading up to this season’s trade deadline. Despite the flurry of rumors that potentially...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks say they aren’t tanking ... but nobody believes them

The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last 10 games and say they aren’t tanking—please.Phil Jackson and the Knicks apparently don’t want to lose games, but it’s hard to believe it based on the product they put on the court.Here’s a nugget from head coach Jeff Hornacek, per ESPN’s Ian Begley: In other words, the coach will keep playing guys like Carmelo Anthony...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Phil Jackson smart to keep Jeff Hornacek despite down year

Jeff Hornacek isn’t exactly living up to expectations with the New York Knicks this year—and team president Phil Jackson has a habit of blowing through head coaches.Despite this, it doesn’t sound like Jackson will show Hornacek the door.Marc Berman of the New York Post shared the report:Despite the Knicks’ brutal record and growing input of Phil Jackson, who reversed the...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek concedes Knicks unlikely to reach playoffs

The New York Knicks have again endured another one of the organization’s patented dysfunctional seasons. And head coach Jeff Hornacek seemed to drive the final nail in the coffin in this year’s nightmarish campaign by conceding the Knicks are unlikely to make a magical run to the postseason.Hornacek essentially accepted the seemingly inevitable endgame ahead of Tuesday’s game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/14: The calm before the March Madness storm

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the YB Box Score, what we're reading while downgrading the latest snow storm to endless sleet.Happy birthday to Larry Johnson, Steph Curry and Simone Biles.On this date in 1987 Boston Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper beaned Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets resulting...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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